Week #12 Can’t Turn Back

ON May 10th, my son Tyler graduated from his basic training in the military. I went down to his ceremony in St.Jean and was extremely proud to watch him become the man he has become. Great things await him along his journey. So many memories, flashbacks to things we did when he was young…and as he embarks on these new roads…i stand back and watch him thrive in his own environment. Taking the world the way he wants to. My pride for him is never-ending. Way to go Tyler.

Take a ball a bat and a baseball glove
a car ride a chat and fathers love
put em in a box in the corner of a crowded basement

Every picture taken, celebrations, conversation about the road ahead and you drown in thoughts of the seconds lost or wasted

And when I watch you leave I get Stuck inside the moments that
All your life I never let get too complicated

And when I watch you stand alone Taking steps out on your own
something hits me hard Like a shotgun to the heart
Standing in the dark again Watching from afar and then..

I start to realize in my head,Life is short
cant turn back Can’t turn back and change the way 
you live your life or face the day

And a hand on the back of a bike that he bought
And he’s running along till he’s steady enough
and he gives him a shove and sends him right off to face it

And if he falls, crashes to the ground or calls out for me 
Races up and down or passes by me follows me around or 
pedals away and when I watch…

Caught up in the tail wind, your gonna make it
Your gonna face everything you see
Get lost in the places, get out and chase everything
that you know you need


About sevendaysongs

North Easton is not a household name. He hasn't won countless awards or invented a better lightbulb. He hasn't discovered a cure for a rare disease or raised millions of dollars for charity. North Easton is a songwriter, a storyteller, an artist who believes that passion and love for what you do is the most important gift anyone can give themselves. View all posts by sevendaysongs

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